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by: Joshua Brunsting
July 12th, 2011

From A-list to straight to DVD. That’s what the cast for the upcoming adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Freaky Deaky has just become. Variety is reporting that Billy Burke, Christian Slater, Michael Jai White, Breanne Racano, and Roger Bart will now be taking over for the likes of Sienna Miller, William H. Macy, Craig Robinson, and Matt Dillon in the hotly-talked about project.

The film will follow a couple who attempt to reunite with a movie mogul looking for a quick buck, as well as a cop team who try to bring the crew down. Slater and Racano will be playing the couple, with Burke as one half of the cop team, and White as the mogul’s assistant. For all intents and purposes, Macy was rumored to be joining the mogul role, so he could very well be involved, but that doesn’t appear likely. This cast is definitely odd, and one that, despite Burke, doesn’t really get my blood pumping.

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UPDATED: In other brief casting news, Variety is reporting that Live Schreiber, Liv Tyler, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, and Jeremy Strong have joined the cast of the sci-fi tinged ROBOT AND FRANK. 

The film is helmed by Jake Schreier, and will follow the story of an "aging curmudgeon, Frank (Langella), a confused loner with a love for books. His one friend is the librarian Jennifer (Sarandon) that he regularly visits. Other than his library outings, and weekly visits from his son, Frank lives a quiet, lonely life, until his grown-up kids (Marsden, Tyler) install a caretaker robot to care for their dad and an unlikely friendship begins."

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